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Pistorius returns to Twitter with photos, prayer

Pistorius returns to Twitter with photos, prayer

 Oscar Pistorius returned to Twitter Sunday afternoon -- the first time since Valentine's Day of this year, which marked the one-year anniversary of his girlfriend's death.
Pull up a chair with Paddington Bear: Book benches hit London

Pull up a chair with Paddington Bear: Book benches hit London

As part of a scheme to encourage reading, 50 benches designed in the style of popular novels or kids' stories have been scattered around London.
Costa Concordia: Wrecked cruise ship floating again, but victim still missing

Costa Concordia: Wrecked cruise ship floating again, but victim still missing

The last time anyone saw Russel Rebello alive, he was near the stern of the Costa Concordia, helping passengers into rescue boats.
World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina in extra time

World Cup final: Germany defeats Argentina in extra time

Better late than never -- Germany won its fourth World Cup after a tense 1-0 victory over Argentina on Sunday.
World Cup: Germany and Argentina face date with destiny

World Cup: Germany and Argentina face date with destiny

It is the scenario Brazil had always feared -- the $11 billion party where the neighbors come round and trash your newly spruced up home.
Pope calls for Middle East cease-fire

Pope calls for Middle East cease-fire

Pope Francis called for a cease-fire in the Middle East before Sunday's Angelus prayer and said his meeting in June with the presidents of Israel and the Palestinian Authority was not a waste of time.
John Kerry joins world powers for Iran nuclear talks

John Kerry joins world powers for Iran nuclear talks

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry arrived in Austria on Sunday for talks with five other world powers and Iran on Tehran's nuclear program.
Gaza deaths mount as Israel, Hamas battle it out with rockets, airstrikes

Gaza deaths mount as Israel, Hamas battle it out with rockets, airstrikes

Eight activists formed a human shield outside a hospital in Gaza Saturday, a doctor said, as Hamas and Israel battled it out with rockets and airstrikes.
Kerry works overtime to avoid another Afghan powder keg

Kerry works overtime to avoid another Afghan powder keg

U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry extended his stay in Afghanistan on Saturday, as he sought to broker a deal to end an election crisis amid fears the country could descend into bloody chaos.
Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami advisories issued

Earthquake rocks region of northern Japan; tsunami advisories issued

A 6.8-magnitude earthquake early Saturday struck offshore not far from Fukushima, Japan -- the epicenter of a nuclear crisis following a massive 2011 earthquake and tsunami -- the Japan Meteorological Agency reported.
World's tallest water slide to open this week

World's tallest water slide to open this week

(CNN) -- When no one wanted to build the world's tallest and fastest water slide, Jeff Henry built it himself.
The summer of Supermoons is here

The summer of Supermoons is here

What's better than a "supermoon"? Three Supermoons! The full moons of summer this year -- July 12, August 10 and September 9 -- will all be Supermoons, as NASA calls them.
Fireball as Russian space junk 'belly flops' to Earth above Australia

Fireball as Russian space junk 'belly flops' to Earth above Australia

A fireball the size of a small truck, which shot through the sky over Australia Thursday night, was space junk from Russia's Soyuz rocket, astronomers said.
Rocket fired into northern Israel from Lebanon as Gaza conflict continues

Rocket fired into northern Israel from Lebanon as Gaza conflict continues

Israel was attacked from a second front Friday, but it is unlikely that a rocket fired from Lebanon signifies the widening of a conflict that has left at least 100 dead in Gaza.
Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

Dark tourism: 5 macabre Southeast Asia destinations

(CNN) -- The most chilling place I've ever visited is the former Nazi death camp of Dachau, not far from Munich, Germany. Nobody enters Dachau. It enters you.